About Us

About Me

I am Dr. Marneli Coertze, founder of Coertze Chiropractic.

My special interest is quite broad as I have a passion for sport as well as family chiropractic.

 

I qualified at the University of Johannesburg with my Master's in Chiropractic. Throughout varsity, I have been part of the student sports council and Chirosport. This allowed me to gain experience in multiple sports industries. I also learnt that different sports required different biomechanical demands. Because of this it is important to treat every athlete according to their specific needs.


I was also very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with a lot of babies. Assisting in their development and wellbeing. I found great satisfaction witnessing and learning the beauty of the body's ability to heal itself, and believe me when I say it starts from a very young age. 

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Why Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health profession, focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. These disorders may have an effect on your nervous system and general health. As an alternative healthcare profession, chiropractors mainly use manual therapy and adjustive therapy as treatment. Chiropractors do not prescribe medication, but uses methods to assist the body's own healing process. Coertze Chiropractic believes that health is the greatest wealth.

Chiropractic is one of the most popular health professions worldwide as it does not use drugs or other medications. It offers cost-effective treatment for management of musculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose, treat and manage these disorders. When these disorders are managed correctly, chiropractic treatment plans offer faster recovery time that benefit the patient in many ways.At Coertze Chiropractic, it is our goal to treat our patients as effectively as possible to ensure the best outcome and sustainability.  

 

Chiropractic can help treat syptoms associated with:

  • Neck pain
  • Whiplash
  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Sciatica 
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal disc injuries
  • Sport related injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Pregnancy related back, hip, joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Colic in babies
  • Sleeplessness in babies
  • General irritability and discomfort in babies

Chiropractic treatment rely on non-invasive treatment methods and will refer a patient to a medical practitioner as soon as tests and diagnosis indicates that surgery or other medication is required. Chiropractors are very well educated on how to look for contra-indications to our treatments including adjustive therapy. A chiropractor's main concern is the spine and nervous system and how well the are functioning. It is also the task of a chiropractor to evaluate the biomechanical structure of the spine and other joints, to ensure that no restrictions are in the way of optimal movement of the body. Any such restrictions in the vertebrae, may cause irritation around the exiting nerves, that could cause direct or indirect pressure to these nerves. This results in referred pain distal to the origin of the restriction, for eg. sciatica. Chiropractic care has been known to Successfully and Safely treat conditions related to  nerves, muscles and joints.